Michelle Hurd is an American actress. She recently appeared as Donna in the 2017 TV series – “Younger”. But, is probably most known for being Angela Roney in 1997 “Law & Order”.
The actress is also admired for her roles as Shepherd in “Blindspot” (2016), Linda Bates Emery in “Ash vs Evil Dead” (2015), Samantha Reyes in “Daredevil” (2016) and Colleen Manus in “The Glades”.
Michelle Hurd’s Broadway theatre credits include her role as Charmaine in the play written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth – “Getting Away with Murder”. Two decades ago, the play ran for 17 performances on Broadway.
The actress appeared in television productions such as “Another World”, “Vanishing Son II”, “New York Undercover” and “The Cosby Mysteries” before she was spotlighted and picked for her “Law & Order” role. It is believed her portrayal of a corrupt FBI informant earned her the Detective Monique Jeffries role in Law & Order’s spin-off – ” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.
Sometime in 2014, Hurd attracted much attention to herself after she joined the increasing number of women coming forth with allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the once-highly esteemed comedian, Bill Cosby.
She reportedly shared on social media that Cosby attempted sexual assault on her while she worked on The Cosby Show. Excerpts from what she shared read:
“I did stand-in work on The Cosby show back in the day and YES, Bill Cosby was VERY inappropriate with me. It started innocently, lunch in his dressing room, daily, then onto weird acting exercises.
“… He would move his hands up and down my body. I was instructed to NEVER tell anyone what we did together, (he said other actors would become jealous) and then, fortunately, I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened.
“At that point, my own red flags went off and I told him, ‘No, I’ll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened’.”
Michelle Hurd Age, Bio
Michelle Hurd considers her parents the most influential people in her career. While her father, Hugh L. Hurd is an actor, her mother, Dr Merlyn Purdy is a psychologist in New York.
Michelle was born in New York City in 1966. She will celebrate her 51st birth anniversary on the 21st day of December 2017.
Records have it that after Michelle graduated from Saint Ann’s School in 1984, she attended Boston University and graduated in 1988. After she graduated from Boston University, she studied acting at London’s National Theatre. It is also known that Hurd attended the Alvin Ailey School based in New York.
As an actress, Michelle has been honoured with several awards. Prominent among them is the California Theater Award (Robby Award). She bagged the award for her 2002 performance in “The Violet Hour” with South Coast Repertory.
Michelle’s older sister, Adrienne Hurd is also famed. She’s an actress and dancer.
Michelle Hurd Married, Husband, Children
Michelle Hurd met her husband, Garret Dillahunt on stage during a theatre production at Circle Repertory Theater Company. Interestingly, her parents met the same way.
Michelle and Garret have been married since 2007. Garret is an actor. He and Michelle appeared on 2011 Showtime cable network drama series – “Leap Years”. They both played major roles in the series created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman. While Michelle was Athena Barnes, Garret portrayed Gregory Paget. Fascinatingly Michelle was an intermittent love interest of her husband who was a bisexual character.
It is uncertain if Michelle Hurd has children. There are no records about her kids and she has never been seen or linked to any.
Michelle Hurd Net worth
Certainly, Michelle Hurd’s fans are interested in knowing the value of her riches. It is common to find that the worth of her wealth is $3 million.
But then, the figure is a guesswork. It is based on how rich the estimators thinks she is and not how rich she actually is. It cannot be substantiated, the value of everything Michelle owns is best known to her.
Michelle Hurd Body Measurements
It’s difficult to find instances where Michelle is described without words like “pretty”, “beautiful” or “attractive”.
The actress is 5 feet 9 inches tall. While it’s believed she weighs 61kg, other details of her body measurements are unknown.